Category Archives: Museums

Robert Munsch exhibit closes with weekend festival

Guelph Museums is hosting MunschFest on Saturday, November 8, and Sunday, November 9, to mark the close of the Much More Munsch exhibition. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the exhibit one last time, and participate in a number Munsch-related crafts and activities. Among the activities planned is a Munsch-a-Thon, in which museum staff and special guests read as many Robert Munsch books as possible over the course of the weekend. Guelph Fire Chief Shawn Armstrong and Go-Go Grandma Sya Van Geest will be on hand to read stories. There will also face-painting and mural drawing.

Call for Artists: Remembering In Flanders Fields Art Exhibition

Attention all artists! Guelph Civic Museum is pleased to announce a call for an In Flanders Fields Centennial Commemoration Art Exhibit. This juried show will be installed in the third floor temporary gallery of the Guelph Civic Museum, where it will be on display throughout the Spring and Summer of 2015.

Creator of cartridge shell poppy speaks at Guelph Civic Museum

New Zealand artist Stephen Mulqueen uses discarded cartridge shells from the First and Second World Wars to construct brass poppies, transforming the refuse of war into symbolic and wearable objects. He is set to speak at the Guelph Civic Museum Friday, September 5th at 2pm, about the significance of his poppies in a talk entitled, Poppies of War and Peace.

Call for artists – Wall of Art: Childhood Reverie

Attention all artists! Guelph Civic Museum and Guelph Arts Council are pleased to announce the call for the next installment of the Wall of Art series. The Wall of Art is an exhibition series located on the main level of Guelph Civic Museum that is dedicated to showcasing original works by Guelph-based artists. All exhibitions are juried and temporary, changing each quarter. This is a great opportunity to have your work seen by hundreds of museum visitors.

In Conversation with artists from View From the Hill and Other Scenes

When admiring a painting do you wonder about the decisions involved in creating art? On Thursday, February 6 at 7 pm, join artists from the current exhibition View From the Hill and Other Scenes as they discuss and demonstrate some of the thinking involved in the creation of the works in the exhibition.